News Editor / Writer
- Full Time
Who we are:
YR Media is a national network of young journalists and artists who create multimedia content for this generation. Based in Oakland, we link up with our peers around the country to amplify award-winning stories that matter. For more than 25 years, our non-profit production company has invested in future generations to build critical skills in journalism, arts and media. You can find us at https://yr.media/
Who you are:
The News Editor will assign and edit daily news stories for our YR Media platforms, as well as being a contributing news writer and reporter. Strong candidates for this role must not only have excellent journalistic instincts but also the ability to sharpen a story angle and help writers achieve the signature YR Media tone - authentic, bold, and conversational. Ability to work at a fast pace, oversee daily publishing of news content across our platforms and work on deadline with writers from across the country.
- Work closely with editors and producers as well as contributing reporters and artists from around the country to create original and dynamic digital social content that’s visually compelling and shareable.
In addition to these responsibilities, perform other activities as assigned and required.
You should have:
- 3-5 years of editorial experience in a multimedia news environment
This position will supervise editors and reporters.
This is a full time, exempt position. Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a monitor; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 10 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment.
YR Media Benefits
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, FSA, 403(b) and 11 paid holidays.